Born Tafari Makonnen
Crowned Haile Selassie I, The Conquering Lion of The Tribe of Judah
Sunday July 23, 1892. (16 Hamle 1884 of the Ethiopian calendar)
And my father prophesied concerning them, saying, 'ETHIOPIA shall bow before Him, and His enemies shall eat the dust.' And in another [place] he saith, 'ETHIOPIA shall stretch out her hands to God, and He shall receive her with honour, and the kings of the earth shall praise God.' And in a third [place] he saith, 'Behold, the PHILISTINES, and the Tyrians, and the people of ETHIOPIA, who were born without the Law. The Law shall be given unto them, and they shall say unto ZION, 'our mother because of a man who shall be born.' Will this man then be my son who is begotten of me?"
-Kebra Naghast, chapter 50
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